Jan 14, 2008 2:03 pm
We're getting ready to go on site next week and the builder has told us that if anything is on our land (like other peoples building materials) then we will be charged for the full days work because they can't complete the clearing, which is fair enough I suppose. I went to the block yesterday to check it out, and I think the site over the road has stored all of the materials for the waffle pod on our site. What should I do? Will they use the waffe pod things (foam stuff) pretty quickly, or should I ring them and ask them to move it straight away?
Should I put a sign on it after they move it, just so nothing is there for the next couple of weeks?
Re: Stuff on my block2
Jan 14, 2008 2:13 pm
If you want to be really harsh report it to your local council.
Seriously though it is common practice for builders to temporarily store junk on adjoining blocks. It's not a good practice, but it's common.
Re: Stuff on my block4
Jan 14, 2008 2:22 pm
We had an instance last week in our court, where the waffle pods were delivered, and because of the wind were strewn over the street and across the road as well. The next day, they were wired into the slab of the house and the windswept pods back on the right block...
I don't think they'll stay on your block for long... They are ordered to be delivered and installed within a couple of days... so hopefully you won't have any issues...
Once the other builders/tradies see the toilet / builders' signage and bin being delivered to your block, they will know not to dump stuff there....you would think anyway...
Our reinforcement was left on our neighbours block last week, as was the dirt that was dug up. But there is no sign of movement so it seems to be open slather...
Hope it works out ok for you though...
Re: Stuff on my block5
Jan 14, 2008 2:40 pm
Ring the building company for the property over the road, Tell them that your builder was going to start, but could not because of their stuff, and that if it is not removed within 24 hours, it will be removed at their expense, sold and the council advised of the issue.
Notice I chose my words carefully. if you tell them it has to be removed tomorrow, they will take a week or two to move it. Go in past tense, it will increase the urgency of the matter. I had to do this aswell, and its amazing what happens when you tell them that the roofing trusses dumped on my block (after the plumbing was installed pre slab) was about to meet my good mate Mr Circular Saw, and another good friend Mr Bonfire.
Phonecall to site clean = 2 hours.
Re: Stuff on my block8
Jan 17, 2008 2:53 pm
Andrew, I saw the waffle pods there on Monday.
Hey Grrrr to all this rain! It's driving me nuts!
I dunno - one day everyone is complaining about the drought,
now that its finally raining up there - you want it to stop
Re: Stuff on my block9
Jan 19, 2008 10:55 pm
Sorry to be a party pooper - bring on the rain. Great to see some things start to green up - getting sick of looking at brown and yellow.
I can appreciate the anxiety, we had our underslab completed and the day before the concretor was to start it rained, then on and off for four weeks, the pods that were delivered killed off our nature strip as they sat there for so long.
I wouldn't wish it upon my worst enemy.
Re: Stuff on my block10
Jan 20, 2008 6:47 pm
I agree that you should contact the builder for the other block. My builders have been using the vacant block next door as their own personal storage space /rubbish dump since work started on my block in late November. I hope when my new neighbour decides to start building that they contact my builders and tell them off because I'd rather them have a go at the builder than get mad at me for the mess.
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